benefit". It can also be described as letting personal or family relationships influence
economic decision making, be it by private economic agents or by government officials.
Corruption is always kept secret and therefore individual behavior of corrupt agents is
almost impossible to observe systematically in real life. The objectives of government are
vital to the understanding of the diverse negative effects of corruption on the public
service. Corruption renders governments unable or unwilling to maximize the welfare of
the public. It distorts agents' decisions and limits the contractual space available to agents
and the government. Corruption can be broken down into two sections, internal and
external corruption. Internal corruption is the illegal acts and agreements within a police
department by more than one of the officers. External corruption is the illegal acts and
agreements with the public by one or more officers in a department. For a corrupt act to
occur, three distinct elements of police corruption must be present simultaneously: 1)
misuse of authority, 2) misuse of official capacity, and 3) misuse of personal attainment.
It can be said that power inevitably tends to corrupt, and it is yet to be recognized that,
while there is no reason to suppose that policemen as individuals are any less fallible than
other members of society, people are often shocked and outraged when policemen are
exposed violating the law. The reason is simple. There deviance elicits a special feeling
of betrayal. Most studies support the view that corruption is endemic, if not universal, in
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...wn culture and way of living and their cultures influence their
actions. For example, they are allowed to beat their children when they misbehave. As a
result, those abused children grow up to be police officers, or other officials with power,
who end up abusing the weak. America can influence those corrupt countries through our
foreign policies. In a period of time, it will change their cultures, and their cultures will
change their future actions.
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